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I am a 45 year old male and I have droopy eyelids.  What type of eyelid surgery...

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I am a 45 year old male and I have droopy eyelids.  What type of eyelid surgery do you recommend for me.  Also, I would prefer to have general anesthesia when this is done. Is this feasible?

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You would likely benefit from traditional upper and/or lower blepharoplasties (eyelid lifts).  The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia if you prefer, but there would be additional expense for the anesthesiologist.

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The eyes are the primary facial feature that communicates tiredness or exhaustion (and, likewise, energy and vitality). Your cheeks and your neck don't really reflect whether or not you've had a good night's rest. But miss a night of sleep and your eyes will make it obvious to everyone.

Aesthetic plastic surgery of the eyelids can produce a dramatic rejuvenating effect, literally taking years off of a person's appearance. Interestingly, many patients find that following eyelid surgery friends will say 'You look great!', but they usually cannot pinpoint exactly why.

Excessive or 'redundant' upper eyelid skin is a very typical aging change that leads people to seek eyelid surgery. In many patients, this surgery can be performed under light sedation with local anesthesia as an outpatient office procedure. In a few cases, protruding fat behind the eyelids is also removed. As with most facial aging changes, no two people present with exactly the same eyelid concerns. Surgical treatment is therefore individualized to the needs of each individual patient. Plastic surgery for men takes particular consideration in order to not create a "feminized" look. All of my patients want a "natural look" and this is particularly important with men.

My approach to upper eyelid surgery is to be conservative with skin excision, and to reserve excision of fat for patients with significant fat excess. In my opinion, aggressive removal of upper eyelid skin and fat is a 'skeletonizing' procedure which risks making eyes appear more deep-set and aged, rather than younger. In fact, in many patients I perform structural fat grafting (using the patient's own fat, from the abdomen or hips) to help restore soft tissue volume around the eyes.

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Droopy Eyelids- The best treatment for droopy eyelids in a male is a conservative Upper Blepharoplasty. This will look natural and will not look overdone like the patient has had an operative procedure, which is often seen in male patients that undergo Blepharoplasty procedures.    

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Droopy Eyelids- The best treatment for droopy eyelids in a male is a conservative Upper Blepharoplasty. This will look natural and will not look overdone like the patient has had an operative procedure, which is often seen in male patients that undergo Blepharoplasty procedures.    

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